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USDA Imposes Stricter Limit On Salmonella Bacteria In Poultry Products

The USDA says it will prevent 50,000 cases of illness each year. Skeptics say the agency needs to take a different approach to the salmonella problem because the current one has not worked very well.

Crazy For Jerky: An Ancient Trail Food Finds New Fans

Jerky sales are soaring, thanks in part to millennials, who are snacking more than ever. Meat snacks are lightweight, high in nutrition and can travel long distances without spoiling.

A Diet High In Fiber May Help Protect Against Breast Cancer

Eating fruits, vegetables, grains and beans high in fiber can help keep us healthy. A study finds yet another benefit: Women on a high-fiber diet had a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Guest Workers, Legal Yet Not Quite Free, Pick Florida’s Oranges

Most workers who are picking oranges in Florida are temporary "guest" workers from Mexico. They have signed contracts to work only for growers who arranged their visas and provide their housing.

Hillary Clinton’s Elixir: Can A Hot Pepper A Day Boost Immunity?

The presidential candidate says a jalapeno a day helps keep her healthy on the campaign trail. Turns out, she could be onto something. A large recent study linked a spicy food habit to longevity.

The Audacious Korean-American Chef Who Mastered ‘Mission Chinese Food’

Born in Korea, raised in Oklahoma, Danny Bowien was an adult when he taught himself to make Chinese food. That DIY vibe to his cooking has made him a rising star. Now he's written a cookbook.

‘Times’ Restaurant Critic Dishes On Guy Fieri — And Reviews That Stir The Pot

Restaurant critic Pete Wells tries to keep the customer in mind with all of his reviews. "We show awful lot of deference to chefs in our culture and maybe not enough deference to customers," he says.

Aztec Gold: Watch The History And Science Of Popcorn

Popcorn has been around at least 4,000 years. The Aztecs even had a word for the sound of kernels popping — totopoca. On National Popcorn Day, ponder the story of this beloved snack.

Our Favorite Banana May Be Doomed; Can New Varieties Replace It?

The Cavendish banana and other beloved varieties are threatened by a fungus that's spreading around the world. Scientists are trying to find new varieties that will be resistant to the disease.

At This Dinner Party, Talking About Death With Strangers Isn’t Taboo

Grieving can be isolating for young adults. A fledgling nonprofit invites 20- and 30-somethings to share their grief, with strangers, over a meal.

The Year In Food: Artificial Out, Innovation In (And 2 More Trends)

From big food companies simplifying ingredients, to the U.S. government's new goal to reduce food waste, to a public image crisis for Chipotle, 2015 has been a big year for food.

Unibroue on Bar Towel Radio

Recently I was lucky enough to sit down for a live conversation and morning beer tasting with Jerry Vietz, Brewmaster and Sylvain Bouchard, Beer Sommelier of Quebec’s renowned Unibroue. The pair of them were in Toronto to promote the...Show More Summary

So Good You’ll Scream? A Cookbook From Horror Icon Vincent Price

A Treasury of Great Recipes, by the famed horror film actor, was out of print for decades until this month. It turns out, Price was also a foodie with an "omnivorous appetite," his daughter tells us.

Danny Meyer To Banish Tipping And Raise Prices At His N.Y. Restaurants

Meyer says "something fascinating and completely unfair" plagues the restaurant industry: Waiters' incomes have risen far faster than other staff. To balance salaries out, he'll charge more for food.

Sip On This: That $10,000 (Or $30) Bottle Of Wine Might Be Fake

Take a close look at the glass of wine you're drinking. There's a chance it could be plonk disguised by an upmarket label. Counterfeiting wine is big business among old and rare vintages.

If Big Food Buys Your Favorite ‘Natural’ Food Brand, Will You Trust It?

Many alternative food brands have been swallowed by big food companies. Recently, Perdue bought Niman Ranch, which sells "natural" meat. But after a sale, will shoppers feel the product is the same?

A Spooky Tale In Time For Halloween: Weather Cuts Into Pumpkin Crop

Heavy rains have damaged much of the crop in the Midwest. Canned pumpkin giant Libby's says there should be enough to fill your pies for Thanksgiving, but after that, things will be tight.

What Would Julia Child Do? Jacques Pépin Says: Add More Butter

In a conversation with NPR's Scott Simon, Jacques Pépin reflects on his extraordinary 60-year career, his dear friend Julia Child and how not to let good cheese leftovers go to waste.

Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

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